06-20-2012, 08:10 PM #1Junior Member Guppy
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- Dallastown PA
I started my aquarium about a month ago. I added three fish to start the cycle one died a month week later a added three more fish. Here is my question i tested the water the ammonia read. 5 stress and the nitrites read 1.0 stress i did a 25%added water change it still tests the same is that normal?
06-20-2012, 08:13 PM #2
What kind of tests are you using?130g: 7 Angelfish, 1 Bolivian, 12 Neon Tetras, 14 Serpae Tetras, 9 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora ? Ghost Shrimp
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06-20-2012, 08:15 PM #3
It can be if you are not changing enough water
You should be basing the size of your water changes on the amount of ammonia or nitrites in your water. As a example of wait I mean: If you have 1ppm and you want to lower it to 0.25ppm, you would need to complete a 75% water or two 37% water changes pretty close together
Try some larger water changes to bring down those levelsIf you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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06-21-2012, 01:59 AM #4
Plus one to the advice above ^^^^^ Increase your water changes to lower the ammonia and nitrites. Your fish will thank you.Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..
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